Have you met the Romans?

Absolution: sun-screen #2

Solitary, solitude,
cemetary, semi-nude,
dead canary, red canoe,
January, kangaroo.

Tropical fish.
Advance! Retreat!
Singular drum
stick bitter beat.

Actuary, demagogue,
 February, purple fog,
mistle-toe, a space-Cadette,
a serviette, a barking dog,
a chain-saw, a log.

The picture’s framed:
a painted coat.
The lady in red
who drained the moat.